Emerging Artist Profile:
Kelsey Visscher



Young Artist Program - Singer Voice Type: Soprano
Province/Territory: Alberta
City: Edmonton

Role(s) in this year's festival:

Cinderella: Into the Woods

Chorus: City Workers in Love


Previous NUOVA Roles:

2017 - Julie Jordan: "Carousel"


How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?

  • I am preparing by getting as familiar with the music and the world of the show as I can. I think that Into The Woods has so many different themes and messages, so I am really working to sort all those out and figure out which ones speak to me and my character!

What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?

  • I knew I wanted to do NUOVA one more time after participating last year,  but I wasn’t sure when.  Into The Woods is one of my favourite musicals and Stephen Sondheim is by far my favourite composer out there. So add that to some amazing teachers/ directors and coming back this year was an absolute must!

o   Education: Theatre Arts Diploma, Grant MacEwan University

o   Awards:  Edmonton Kiwanis Musical Theatre Scholarship-  1st Place (2017), Provincial/ National Music Theatre-  2nd Place (2017)

o   Mentors/Inspirations: Susan Eichhorn Young, Donna Reid & Renee Brad


Artist Bio     

Kelsey Visscher is an Edmonton based singer/ actor, and a proud graduate of Grant MacEwan's Theatre Arts Program. She has spent the last five years continuing her training in musical theatre performance both here in Edmonton, and in New York City. In February of 2015 Kelsey, and friend Kayla Nickel started Strictly Business Theatre. Since then they have produced and performed five successful cabarets, such as A NIGHT OF STRICTLY BUSINESS… SHOW BUSINESS, and plan to keep them coming! Kelsey is very proud to have recently completed her level 7 RCM theory exam and is excited to continue learning more about music. She is thrilled to be part of Opera NUOVA for such an important year!